National Innovation Games

The Nation­al Inno­va­tion Games brings togeth­er organ­i­sa­tions, stu­dents and researchers to inno­vate solu­tions for improv­ing health­care ser­vices for all South Australians.

What is it?

The first Nation­al Inno­va­tion Games for South Aus­tralia was held vir­tu­al­ly on 7 May 2020 with the theme sur­fac­ing a full range of health­care ser­vices for all South Australians’. 

The hack-a-thon’ inspired chal­lenge saw stu­dents, researchers, gov­ern­ment agen­cies and busi­ness­es come togeth­er to inno­vate solu­tions for health­care prob­lems in SA. The teams worked through design sprints, with the day cul­mi­nat­ing in teams pitch­ing their solu­tions to a judg­ing pan­el, with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to win prizes.

How did we make it happen?

We part­nered with the Coun­cil of Small Busi­ness Organ­i­sa­tions Aus­tralia (COS­BOA) and Pad­dl, to deliv­er the first vir­tu­al Nation­al Inno­va­tion Games in SA

The event aimed to solve some of the most press­ing health­care chal­lenges we face today, with 160 of South Australia’s bright­est minds from four dozen com­pa­nies, gov­ern­ment agen­cies, non-prof­it organ­i­sa­tions, uni­ver­si­ties, and start-ups deliv­er­ing excep­tion­al inno­v­a­tive think­ing and problem-solving.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the win­ning team

The win­ning team, Health_​e_​View’, took first place with their inno­v­a­tive mobile appli­ca­tion, Shift­Mate’, which aims to improve the health and well­ness of shift work­ers across Australia.

Mobile appli­ca­tions fea­tured strong­ly in oth­er teams’ solu­tions as well, including:

  • social media platforms
  • blockchain appli­ca­tions
  • chat­bots
  • gam­i­fi­ca­tion apps.

Turn­ing ideas into solutions

We’re keep­ing an eye on all of the ideas that were pro­duced on the day and how they’re pro­gress­ing. Stay tuned for updates and details of more chal­lenges in the future.

More infor­ma­tion

Hear more about the Nation­al Inno­va­tion Games from our Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Clin­i­cal Inno­va­tion and Improve­ment, Robert Kluttz.

National Innovation Games with Robert Kluttz